Snow is knocking on the Omaha area's door, with flurries likely to start up by this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
A hazy day with light snowfall is the worst that Omaha is expected to get from the powerful winter storm crippling Kansas and Missouri today.
As the massive storm system rotates through the region, it will swirl snow into Omaha from the east.
At 10 a.m., Rick Chermok, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said that first band of snow was about 10 miles to 20 miles east of Council Bluffs.
"I would think by afternoon it will be snowing in the downtown area -- light snow anyway," he said.
One to two inches is possible from the snowfall, he said.
After this storm cell moves out, there will be an intermittent chance of light flurries for much of the remainder of the week, Chermok said.
Early next week is the next possibility for another storm system moving in, but that system is too far away to forecast with confidence.
In northwest and north-central Missouri, 6 to 12 inches of snow is likely as the storm moves through today.
Travel is considered hazardous across much of Kansas and Missouri, mostly due to snow, ice and slush. In southern Missouri, flooding is a problem.
Time-lapse: Winter storm dumps lots of snow on Omaha